Doing a right on to a forest road from the highway that leads to the touristic resort of Vatra Dornei (North of Romania) you reach Dornisoara village. Here lives a small isolated community of people surrounded only by forests. Their main activity is cutting and processing trees and their main grievance is the lack of a paved road that will tie them to one of the two border counties. This story is about them – Dornisoara people.
When I accidentally reached Dornisoara village I found a welcoming and opened community of people for “glass” stories with a foreigner. I also met many children that wished to be photographed and photograph each other. This is how I spent the evening by borrowing my camera to the kids while I was chatting with their parents. During this time I found out about their wood activity, about the abandoned rail train station, about their wish to see asphalt in the main road, about how a few of them went for hard work abroad and now can offer to their children a plastic pool, toys and bikes, about the old lady that smoked her first cigarette while sitting with me at the same table just to look ‘good’ in pictures, about the Hungarian deaf old lumberjack that drinks alone a shot every day and in general about how is it to live isolated by forests. I felt good and decided to come back and capture moments from this small community of people.